Mystical Lenormand Cards

This small 36-card deck encourages readers to explore their own intuition and associations to interpret the cards, or refer to the accompanying 34-page booklet for guidance on each card meaning. The well-written booklet also includes instructions for three different card spreads. The vivid artwork was created by Swiss artist Urban Trösch using a time-honoured technique of egg tempera on wood with a chalk base.


Every Day Oracle

52 Cards 60 x 96mm & Multi-lingual Guidebook (English, Spanish, French, German & Italian). The Every Day Oracle is, according to the booklet, an authentic Italian Oracle. There are 52 cards, just as in a playing card deck. In fact, the cards are all named as such: Ace of hearts, Queen of Spades, Three of Clubs, etc. However, there are no suit designations on the cards, just a letter and a number. The numbers indicate what number the card is, 1–10, and the Jacks, Queens, and Kings are 11, 12, and 13. The letter indicates which suit the card belongs to. The letter, however, correspond to the Italian names of the suits: C = hearts, F = clubs, Q = diamonds, and P = spades. Having the card suit and number will let you look up the meanings, as that is how they are organized in the accompanying booklet. This deck is great for fortune-telling. You can just look up the meanings or figure out the obvious meanings by the pictures on the cards. The images are even easier to read than Lenormand because there is slightly more activity and the images are more literal. Seriously, if you like oracles and are interested in one that is easier to read than a Lenormand, you should give this deck a try Oracle cards are a set of cards used for divination. They are not divided up into suites like tarot–in fact, most oracle deck don’t have any divisions at all. Each card has a picture and a name, and nothing else. No suites, no elemental associations, no numerological or astrological associations aside from what’s given to the reader in the painting itself. There is nothing outside of the oracle card to tell you what it means. What I mean by that is, there is no association telling you that pentacles is connected to earth element and implies stability and fertility. What’s in the picture is all you get to figure out the card. How do you use these cards? Pretty much like you would use a tarot deck. You decide on a layout–one card, yes/no, three cards, crosses or lines, etc.–and phrase a question. Shuffle how you wish and then lay out or pull the cards. There are no reversals in oracle cards as far as I can tell. Reversals would strike me as rather pointless, since oracle cards tend to emphasize positive occurrences by their very nature. Then you read the cards to find the answer. Because oracle cards don’t have number, elemental, or suit references to help read them, the reader is forced to be more intuitive in order to gain insight into an answer. Unlike tarot, oracle cards tend to emphasize positive thought. You won’t find something like the swords suit in an oracle card deck. There are some cards that look negative on the surface, but if you look closely, they are actually framing that negativity differently than expected so that it is positive. Which is very, very interesting to work with.